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from Dave Feschuk of the Toronto Star,
“It leaves me somewhat concerned about what the second half of my life might be like,” Grimson, 45, says, speaking over the phone from his law office. “What are my 60s and my 70s and, God willing, my 80s, going to be like, having suffered some of the trauma that I did? I don’t know.”
There’s no answer to the question, of course. Grimson said he keeps up to date on the nascent research into the effects of brain injuries. And if his reading of the science has taught him anything, it’s that “everybody reacts differently to head trauma.”
“You look at Muhammad Ali — he probably took fewer blows to the head than George Chuvalo, but Muhammad Ali is in a very different place than Chuvalo today,” Grimson says.
From Emily Weirenga at Christianity.ca:
Off-ice, however, his fists unfolded into helping hands. Grimson was known for devoting countless hours to charitable causes including work with the American Cancer Society, the Canadian and American Spinal Research Organization and local hospitals.
“Most people are kind of stunned when they realize what kind of person I’m like off the ice,” Grimson says with a laugh. “That’s true of most guys who play my position in the NHL; most of them are easy to get along with and soft-spoken.”
read on for more on Grimson’s spiritual and family life.
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from John Glennon of the Tennessean,
One of the Predators’ most pugnacious former players is looking forward to returning to the team in a far more peaceful role this season.
Stu Grimson, whose fighting prowess earned him “The Grim Reaper’’ nickname, has recently returned to Nashville, where he will be continuing his law career. He’s also discussing a part-time role with the Predators, one that would have the personable Grimson involved with the community.
The NHL Players’ Association and Stu Grimson, a former player who was legal counsel with the NHLPA, have parted ways.
It is not clear whether Grimson was fired or resigned, but he is no longer working with the Association.